Coast Guard, NOAA remind mariners to slow down for right whales

Coast Guard, NOAA remind mariners to slow down for right whales
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard advises large vessel operators that Operation Right Speed is in effect during the annual right whale migration in the mid-Atlantic waters from Nov. 1 to April 30. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel caution boaters regulations require vessels 65-feet or greater to operate at speeds 10 knots or less in designated right whale migration routes and calving...

Coast Guard and NOAA remind mariners to slow down to protect right whales

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard reminded large vessel operators Wednesday that Operation Right Speed is in effect until the end of April 2012, to protect right whales in mid-Atlantic waters where they are known to migrate. Collisions with ships and interaction with fishing gear are a major cause of mortality and injury to the North Atlantic right whale. The Coast Guard is working closely with the...